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COMMENT Home Builders Federation (HBF) (Mr Mark Behrendt)
Consistency between plans within an HMA reduces the complexity for all applicants operating within the area and should be a key aim for the four authorities and it will be important that there is a high degree of commonality between these Plans.
OBJECT Orwell Ahead (Mr Mark Ling) and 2 others
The Orwell Peninsula is best placed to deliver an ambitious and coordinated housing plan. No other conurbation in Suffolk has scope for this growth. IHMA and IFEA will fail if not equipped democratically or given resources, infrastructure and space necessary to accommodate demand (for approximately 24,000 homes).
The "Duty to cooperate" is wholly inadequate. There must be a single local plan for the Greater Ipswich and Felixstowe area. The IPA must have permanent and proportionate representation at SCC Cabinet/Committee. There should be a single service provider for Suffolk, with 3 elected executive bodies covering East Suffolk, West Suffolk and Orwell.
COMMENT Transport for London (Mr Richard Carr)
Thank you for consulting Transport for London (TfL). I can confirm that TfL has no comments to make on the consultation documents
OBJECT Wendy Shorrock
Ipswich should not be imposing 4000 new houses under this Duty to cooperate rule. How is Ipswich's total overspill requirement being spread across other surrounding councils?
OBJECT Mrs Hannah Lord-Vince
* Ipswich say they have insufficient land to meet their projected housing numbers which means under the 'Duty to Cooperate' surrounding district councils must assist in finding land to accommodate Ipswich housing overspill. In this case around 4000 dwellings - how are Babergh proposing to help meet this requirement? Babergh should NOT be picking up all 4000.
COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton
As a layman, I found this section of the Joint Local Plan impossible to understand or comment upon.
COMMENT Mr Peter Powell
This is going to be a national requirement along with transparency and publication of progress so it needs to be addressed and the council appears to have a grip on that issue. However although not part of the specific requirement there are also requirements to cooperate and communicate at Parish/Town council and community levels but consultation rarely takes place until statutory consultee stages are reached.
OBJECT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)
The framework of the JLP is to cherry pick the NPPF and to ignore not only the letter of that document but also its spirit of a bottom up process based on local involvement at the community level.
See our submission for a fuller critique
COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)
The JLP duty to cooperate is seen solely in the context of section 110 of the Localism Act and part 2 of the Town & Country Planning Regulations 2012. The framework of the JLP seems to cherry pick the NPPF and to ignore the letter of that document but also the spirit of a bottom up process based on local involvement at the community level.
It is not clear where authority is derived to ignore the NPPF as a whole document. The present process of consultation is not a substitute for proper engagement.
COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)
Building the right type of housing in the right place to meet the identified need is quite right. Infrastructure needs to be provided.
COMMENT Mr Alan Squirrell
Whilst under the Localism Act 2011, BDC may feel compelled to be bullied by the concrete jungle living, unnatural whims of people who care NOTHING for long term stability (ie politicians ). The key word is SUSTAINABLE. Let the authorities build the infrastructure, and support existing population, rather than cutting back on services. ONLY at this point would 'sustainable' be relevant.
South Ipswich, with its unique environment, wildlife, flood plains etc. should be eternally preserved as is. Without trees, bees, EVERYTHING dies, including US. So much for 'progress'.
COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry
It is not acceptable to expect Babergh to pick up all or the majority of the 4000 houses expected to be built by Ipswich due to its land short fall. All surrounding areas need to be considered and if all areas agreed to the national expectation of 10% growth in villages/towns then the spread would be much more even, acceptable and the impact would be much less than a huge development would cause in 1 area.
COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)
If the Council invests in upgrading the infrastructure along with new housing provision the plan should be successful.
COMMENT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt
Consideration of all developments on current and potential road congestion.
OBJECT Mr. Nick Miller for Sudbury Green Belt Group
This system isn't fit for purpose, eg on Environmental Protection two partners are elitist because they do not consult locally, and also lack local knowledge: Historic England and Natural England. Our detailed response shows the general approach is of "what we can't do" which is contrary to the NPPF in matters of Environmental Protection.